Dave King reports from February’s Presidential Peacebuilding Conference in Coventry.
Hear from Rev Canon Dr Sarah Hills on the story of Coventry as the city of Peace and Reconciliation and Harriett Baldwin MP, who lent her support to calls for Rotary to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its fight against polio.
There was also a powerful speech from Dr Shirin Ebadi, a fearless campaigner for democracy, peace and women’s rights in the Middle East.
The question was an obvious one, but it had to be asked. “When do you realistically see the world being polio free?”
Rotary magazine speaks to Michel Zaffran, Director of Polio Eradication at the World Health Organization, about whether we can expect 2018 to be finally be the year we see the world’s last case of polio.
A journalist with more than 13 years’ experience covering stories of terror, violence and “trauma journalism”, there came a point when Dhruti Shah was ready to take a step back and deep dive into the world of peace and conflict, which had come to underpin every bit of storytelling she was doing.
Dhruti shares her experiences taking up a Rotary International Peace Fellowship at Chulalongkorn University, in Thailand.
“I joined Rotary hoping to make a difference but had no idea that it would change my world. Meeting and becoming friends with some of the most extraordinarily inspirational people imaginable has been a life changing experience.”